In September 2010, the NYBKW Charitable Foundation was proud to support the Boys' Towns of Italy as they honored Vincent Fyfe as "Nassau Suffolk 2010 Man of the Year."
Boys' Towns of Italy Inc. (BTI) was incorporated in 1951 and is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an American charity in service abroad. Today it is primarily concerned with supporting Boys' and Girls' Towns of Rome, although over the past sixty years, BTI has funded the development of more than thirty one child care centers throughout Italy.
BTI supports Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing's unique philosophy of encouraging youth to become responsible citizens by participating in a self-governing community. The experience of being a citizen, storekeeper, banker, commissioner, and eventually, of being elected by one's peers as mayor or judge, have offered thousands of boys and girls a unique opportunity for personal growth and development - or "a chance in life". Monsignor Carroll-Abbing originally developed his philosophy to help the orphans of war following World War II. Today, this philosophy is applied to the Boys' and Girls' Towns of Rome and serves children throughout the world seeking refuge from war, hunger and homelessness.